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Old 08-26-2009, 08:44 PM   #1
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Carry-On Question

I am looking for some suggestions on a bag to purchase to use as a carry-on gear bag. I will be taking a D80, two lenses, a laptop, SB600 and an HD camcorder. Also included will be the various power supplies and chargers.

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Old 08-26-2009, 09:09 PM   #2
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I'd put the chargers and any other bulky stuff that's cheap in your checked bag rather than lug it around. I just bought a Gura Gear Kiboko that is great for carrying photography gear on a plane or hiking around with it. It won't handle your laptop, though. Think Tank makes some really good travel bags that fit photo gear and a laptop.

If you don't need a backpack for field use, I would recommend that you get a relatively inexpensive non-photography carry on bag and buy a set of padded dividers for the interior. That's cheaper than buying a dedicated photo bag and the normal carry on won't scream "steal me" like photo bags do.
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We have a Lowepro Micro Trekker 200. Unfortunately there is no room for a laptop, but everything else should fit quite nicely. I agree with Mark - put your chargers etc., in your checked luggage.

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How big is your laptop?
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I use a Kata R-103. It is a little large for general carry, but I find it works well for traveling and carry on. Lots of room for cameras, lenses, video, laptop and accessories. Offers great protection for equipment.



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Old 08-30-2009, 10:33 PM   #6
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I have the Lowepro Fastpack 350. It holds my camera and 3 lenses, plus my laptop. I got it for when we go to WDW this Dec, so it would be one less bag to take as a carry on for the computer. I have already flown once with it and it worked out great. When I went out with my camera gear I left the laptop at the house so it was a lot lighter.


http://products.lowepro.com/product/...50,2087,14.htm

Sorry, I can't figure out how to get the picture from the website in the post but the link is above.
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Those Kata bags always seem to get really positive reviews. Maybe I should check one out. I have a similar need for a bigger bag.
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My Lowepro Computrekker has served me well on my trips.
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Thanks so much for the great suggestions.

YesDear. The laptop is a T61 Thinkpad at 14 inches. It is also on the heavy side compared to similar products.

I have some shopping to do now.
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I purchased a Lowepro CompuDaypack for traveling... It hold all of the above mentioned items... It is very comfy to have on your back and holds a lot of stuff... The onlything missing fro me was straps to hold a tripod, but i sewed those on so now it works perfect for me...



Here is the link... Lowepro CompuDaypack
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